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How the books became the Bible: The evidence for canon formation from work combinations in manuscripts

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This paper contributes to a developing conversation about the New Testament canon. I consider the way manuscripts combine different literary works and how those combinations reflect what would come to be explicitly established as the canon. My method is to investigate the works contained in all Greek New Testament manuscripts, dating from before the end of the fourth century. There are a number of cases where only a fragment survives, containing a small part of one work, but where there are a...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
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Publisher:
Society of Biblical Literature
Journal:
TC: A Journal of Biblical Textual Criticism More from this journal
Volume:
23
Publication date:
2018-05-26
Acceptance date:
2018-05-07
ISSN:
1089-7747
Language:
English
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1175293
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pubs:1175293
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2021-05-10

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